Deep Fried Spiced Tofu

I will make this !!

375 firm tofu
1/2 cup rice flower
2 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground cardamon
1 clove garlic, ct\rushed
1/2 cup water
oil, for deep frying

1: Drain tofu, cut into 1cm thick slices.
2: Combine flower, coriander, cardamon and garlic in a bowl, add water, stir until smooth.
3: heat oil in a pan.
dip tofu slices into spice mixture, coat thickly.
4: Lower slices into heated oil, three at a time, cook on medium heat for 1 minute on each side or until crisp and golden brown, drain on absorbent paper.

Reheat with remaining slices.

This is yummy !!!



My husband made Yakisoba, it was not Japanese yakisoba, but I very enjoyed it !

Yakisoba, literally grilled noodles (soba noodle), was originally derived from the Chinese chow mein.

While chow mein uses soy sauce, the Japanese season this noodle with a Worcestershire sauce like thick sweet sauce for yakisoba.

Anyway, I wanted to Aonori ( あおのり ) for yakisoba !
We need it with them !

( Aonori is blue seaweed. )


Rice flour cook

If you have rice flour, you should make this :

1  cup  rice flour
2  tablespoons sugar
2  teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1  cup  rice milk or 1  cup soymilk
2  teaspoons oil
1 Mix rice flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in bowl. Beat in milk until mixture has a smooth consistency. Add the beaten egg and oil and mix until just blended.
2 Add a little oil to griddle and cook on med heat. Turn only once.
Japanese likes rice, and rice flour, so I sometimes make this for my husband.

Beetroot tart

If you like beetroot, try this.

  • 175g wholemeal flour
  • 100g porridge oats
  • 100g butter
  • 100g grated carrots
  • 3 large onions, sliced
  • 3 medium beetroot, peeled and grated
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 250ml milk (either cow’s, goat’s or oat milk)
  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Pulse the flour, oats and butter in a food processor until crumb-like, add the grated carrot and continue to process until the mixture comes together to form a ball. Alternatively rub the butter into the dry ingredients, add the carrots and press together until a ball is formed. Carefully roll out the pastry and line a metal 25cm pizza dish or shallow tart case. Chill.
  2. Gently cook the onions in oil for about 15-20 mins until beginning to caramelise. Place the beetroot in the pastry case and cover with the onions. Whisk the eggs and milk together, season and pour over the onions and beetroot. Bake in the oven, lowering to 160C/140C fan/ gas 3 after 15 mins, for 40 mins or until firm and golden.

Yum !!

About fat

I getting fat I guess, since I came to UK ;

There are very few Japanese weighing over 200 kg, which makes them sick, let alone 200kg although this isn’t rare for Westerners.
Although Western foods are eaten more frequently now.
but standard foods is healthy food for Japanese like me.

However, my British husband likes cooking ! so I have to eat them.
I don’t want to fat anymore but ,,,, do something ;;;.

Friday dinner

My husband stayed at the B & B as it is go to the office on Monday.
Then he stay in B&B to Thursday, back home on Friday.
He eating dinner at pub or restaurant every night from Monday to Thursday.
That’s why he is so expecting Friday night, it mean dinner ( I hope so ! ), so I make some nice abd healthy dinner every Friday night.

Last week, I made Tofu-Hamburger use soya-meat.
It was sooooooo good !

You can buy ” soya-meat ” at Tesco or Holland & Barrette. This is nice !

Octopus for Japanese

I saw a lot of octopus in Turkey, and wondering Turkish people likes octopus ?
We like octopus, and have Tako-yaki culture.

Takoyaki is a very popular Japanese food which is made from grilled balls of batter with a small piece of octopus inside.
Admittedly, “octopus balls” doesn’t sound amazingly appetizing, but once you try these, you will finally find what has been missing in your life… they really taste that good!

Originating from Osaka, takoyaki is one of the most common foods you will see there, as well as at festivals and special events all over the Japan.

Now you don’t have to wander down the backstreets of Osaka next time you fancy some authentic takoyaki, simply follow our recipe and make yourself this delicious snack at any time.

Anyway ! Turkish people and Japanese like octopus !!